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of washington state can smoke marijuana legally as long as it's in private and no they don't need a prescription related to terminal cancer or restlessness. washington is the first state in the country to legalize the drug for recreational use. this is where you cheer or boo. but as john blackstone temperatures us, even those who must enforce the law are foggy on details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters given the task of explaining the new marijuana law. what do you call it? >> marijwhatnow. it's a guide. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying that. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana legally. that leaves confusing gaps. it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly. you can possess it. you can buy it, but nobody is allowed to sell it. nobody is allowed to grow it right now either. how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% of the vote. supporters say it will save police and courts time and money. since 2001 more than 130,000 people have been arrested in washington state for marijuana possession. leg
's standing in the way of help. >> another ugly day in washington, d.c. raises the question: is there anything our lawmakers can actually agree on?! >> then there's proof that it could perhaps be worse. maybe. ,,,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] at a precision parts manufacturer in fremont. this was what it looked like ea >>> fire crews knocking down what's left of a three-alarm fire at a precision parts manufacturing company in fremont. this is earlier this afternoon at c & h enterprises north of the warm springs area. firefighters got the call al 1:45 p.m. but when they got there, the building was fully involved. everybody did make it out safely. the fire was so hot, firefighters had to try and douse the flames from the outside only. no word on the cause. >>> it was supposed to be a big step toward revitalizing
reporter danielle nottingham reports from washington. >> reporter: the national rifle association faced the media for the first time since the deadly school shooting in connecticut. >> now we must speak for the safety of our nation's children. >> reporter: soon after nra's ceo wayne lapierre started speaking, a protestor held up a sign. after the demonstrator was removed, lapierre said gun control is not the answer. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: the nra is addressing the media here in washington under pressure to soften its stance on gun control. members of the public and the president are pushing for new restrictions on gun sales of a gun control petition on the white house website has received more than 400,000 signatures. >> we hear you. >> reporter: the president acknowledged the outpouring of support and he once again called on congress to pass new legislation. >> there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children we have a responsibility to try. >> reporter: the president has asked the nra to join a broa
counter offer calls for raising 800 billion in revenue without raising tax rates. >> if washington can't reach a deal cbs reporter jim axle rod says your paycheck is going to feel it. >> the payroll tax cut has given this family an extra $70 a month to spend. >> are you paying attention to what's going on in washington right now. >> of course we are. >> their 50,000-dollar a year income puts them in the middle of american households if the payroll tax cut is not extended those families would pay an average of $1,035 a year more in social security taxes. >> do you have room to cut back. >> no, sir i don't. i guess if i do some type of magic like we do every month. >> if the tax cut expires paycheck contributions will go from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. $115billion a year that will go to deficit reduction instead of being pumped into the economy. those in favor of allowing the tax cut to expire argue money for social security payments has to come from somewhere. although he says that somewhere will mean doing without some of the basics. >> it might be a pair of sneakers. it might be the
cuts scheduled to go into affect today. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> former president george h.w. bush is 88 years old and sent to the hospital last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23rd after developing a fever. doctors say he was -- his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular room yesterday and is in good spirits. >>> looks like plastic shopping bags might be a relic of the past. >> just ahead, the final two days for the bags in an entire bay area county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for ea
:06. president obama flew back to washington from hawaii overnight to work on the plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter tara mergener says congress remains gridlocked and fewer americans expect any progress before the new year. >>> reporter: senators and staffers will be filling these empty hallways today trying to work out a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." higher taxes will give the average american about $1,500 less to spend next year. and economists believe the $110 billion spending cuts will result in more layoffs. senator harry reid has a plan to keep taxes low for everyone making less than $250,000 a year as well as short term spending cuts until a bigger dooley can be reached. >> it is going to be a patch because in four days we can't solve everything. >> reporter: while senators try to brave the bad weather that has hit many parts of the country, in order to make it back here to washington, house leaders say they will not leave home unless the senate passes its bill first. >> good morning? >> reporter: house republicans scuttled the proposal from speaker john boehner last week
this weekend ready to negotiate with the president. danielle nottingham, cbs news washington. >>> a car can't be registered at the dmv. turning buyers and sellers into big losers. >>> when it comes to early december weather, does it get any better than this? if you're a fan of sunshine, we will talk about the prospect of sunshine over weekend and take a look at the state's snow pack. >>> it was 71 years ago but feels like yesterday for one bay area veteran. how he survived the attack on pearl harbor. >> those bullets will kill you. i had to dive off the ship to keep from being killed. ,,,,,, without their cars or their money. cbs5 consumerwatch >>> an auto dealership has vanished leaving dozens of customers without their cars or their money. cbs 5's consumer watch reporter julie watts on the does he recall ship that unexpectedly closed up shop under the cover of darkness. >> the business is gone along with the cars. >> a to truck came in and took the cars. >> also missing, their money. >> sunnyva le motor coarse has disappeared leave -- cars has disappeared. >> it is theft. >> todd parsons
patriot and american hero in every sense. >> inouye died in washington today after a brief hospitalization for respiratory problems. he was 88. the senator's office says his last word was, aloha. >>> possible signs of compromise as republicans and the president try to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the u.s. government is now just under two weeks away from hitting the december 31st deadline it avoid that "fiscal cliff." going over will mean the highest tax increases in 60 years. house speaker john boehner is giving ground in the current negotiations. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year. that would be an in exchange for $1 trillion in entitlement cuts. speaker boehner also offered to increase the federal debt ceiling for another year but the white house says that's not going far enough. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> a key part of negotiations, striking a deal that will have the support of enough democrats and republicans in congress. >>> i
archives in washington, d-cn new year's day. when it was exhibited in michigan last year... people waited up to eight hours to see it. in sports... the warriors continue to dismantle opponents. the latest victims... the boston celtics. golden state now has 20 victories before new year's. and it's the first time them has accomplished that in mo than three decades. gary gelfand has the highlights. >> it's been more than three decades since last anytime. -- last time. >> the wariers are the real deal. last night they faced the boston celtics. garnet his ritual. 22 for stephanie -- curry. they were in control all night long. he stills get this one to fall. warriors now 11 games over 500. best start in 32 years. >>> the lady cardinals shot 18% on the afternoon. stanford's 82 home game win streak snapped. uconn won 61-35. >>> santa clara with a rare visit to duke. they played well but too much seth curry. duke wins 90-77. >> senator john mccoin on the toin as. already up 34-7 it's they kel -- it's kelly to ross. the final is a arizona state rolling over navy 62-28. there you go. that is you s
to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o >>> those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> reporter: boehner is also offering to increase the federal debt receiving for a year which allows the government to pay its
fire allegedly in july. >>> same-sex marriage is legal in washington signed into law last night by the governor. dozens of people got marriage licenses at the courthouse in seattle. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest it can start is on sunday. >>> a federal government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner after five infant deaths. this is the new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the consumer product safety commission says the device poses substantial risk of injury and death to babies. the company that makes it, baby matters, went out of business a month ago. >>> the temptation not to cheat on a diet is hard enough. now it seems though diets may enhance your sweet tooth. researchers from northwestern university found sweets taste much better when the person is cheating on a diet. yeah, a little drama helps party. the results show the more guilt that you feel the more pleasure you get from eating the treats. i think that's true actually. >> now watching them eat that i want some sweets. >> there you go. >> right? >> we'll ge
to 135 miles per hour. >>> president obama is back in washington this morning hoping to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff." he took the red eye from hawaii overnight. senators are set to work today on a plan to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." but house gop leaders say they will not return to washington unless the senate passes a bill. with no deal on the horizon, a new poll finds the gop gets the biggest share of the blame for the stalemate. >> both sides here have a problem with the american people and it's why congress has 11% job approval rating. >> even starbucks is gettingismy for an agreement. its employees are writing "col together" on coffee cups in d.c. to try to encourage compromise. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian shots will replace the late democratic senator daniel inouye who died of respiratory complications last week. on the day he died he wrote to the governor asking for a female representative to replace him. she made it to the final round of consideration but did not win the nomination. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is in intensive car
at the issue. there is a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >>> people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. >>> the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quim
>>> take a look at this mountainside near everett, washington, giving way taking out a train on the way down. 7 cars derailed. but that's the only thing that spilled. there were no hazardous chemicals involved. how did they have a camera? >> i don't know. amazing video. >>> after weeks of deadlock, there are signs a deal on the "fiscal cliff" may be close. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington, d.c. with the very latest on the negotiations and the looming deadline. >> reporter: michelle and brian, house speaker john boehner told his fellow republicans in the house that he still is trying to work out a deal with the white house. but he also said he is moving on the fallback plan. house speaker john boehner met with fellow republicans this morning to discuss president obama's "fiscal cliff" proposal. the speaker also began work on a so-called plan b to prevent a tax increase in case he doesn't reach a deal with the white house before january 1. >> our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less. >> reporter: the white house quickly rejected boehn
be drinking too much? i'm tara mergener in washington with the story coming up. ot the answer.. coming up! ============b r e a k ============== >> is this real or is it fake? we have the answer coming up. ,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. morning for a public memori for mexican- american singer jenni ri th after her [ speaking spanish ] >>> thousands of mourners gathered in los angeles this morning for a public memorial for singer jenni rivera. she died earlier this month after her learjet crashed in northern mexico. six others were also killed. a private burial will be held separately. >>> fluoride is coming to south bay drinking water. the santa clara valley water district approved the plan to fund the projec
of market to stockton and washington streets. the plan would also require digging up a section of columbus avenue in north beach to extract equipment when the project is done. merchants and residents complain it will wreck the neighborhood and ruin business. a group of businesses has already filed a lawsuit over plans to dig the massive hole in north beach. stay tuned there. >> no kidding. >>> 6:15. let's check the roads. >> gianna is in for liz today. good morning. >> good morning. we have a couple of things brewing on the roads. first of all, reports of an accident northbound 101 right at 3rd between candlestick and 3rd blocking one lane. that vehicle hit the guardrail. not seeing too many delays just yet. it's still early this morning. but again, if you are planning on taking 101 this morning, here's a live look at conditions. traffic flowing along. you might see some activity there on the right shoulder. 280 looks like a good alternate in the meantime if you want to use that instead. golden gate bridge an easy ride out of marin county. 13 to 14 minutes from san francisco. great highway
of washington. dozens of gay and lesbians got in line to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse of every in seattle. governors signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day waiting period. so the earliest weddings could take place over the weekend on sunday. >>> the feds are targeting a baby recliner maker after five babies died using the product. this is a new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the cpsc says the device poses substantial risk of injury and in some cases death to babies. the first two versions of the nap nanny were recalled after four deaths. the commission says it has received more than 70 reports of children nearly falling out of those recliners. >>> it's 6:20 right now. who has just been named head coach at cal. >> and it's an 18-foot fadeaway a buzzer beater that earned our play of the day. we have it coming up. >> very stormy weather around the bay area. lots of snow though in the high country if you have to get up there to ski, here's the snow report. more on your weather coming up. ,,,, at bank of america, we're continuing to lend
negotiations in washington are really coming down to the wire now. cbs news's danielle nottingham joins us live from d.c., where the house is set to convene in an hour. >> reporter: good morning. the senate will reconvene a couple of hours after that. and over the weekend, the senate's two top leaders couldn't work out a deal, so they asked vice president joe biden to step in and try to help. and with just hours to go until this deadline, it's unclear if we'll see a deal today. lawmakers left the capital sunday night without a deal but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant distance between the two sides. but negotiations continue. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: some progress was made sunday when republicans dropped a proposal to slow social security growth. but the main sticking upon the between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressiona
rain to western oregon to washington and parts of extreme northern california. but, for us, only a glancing blow. as i mentioned before not enough to give us widespread flooding concerns t. -- it is going to rain. not heavy enough to give us widespread problems. watch out for wet weather on wednesday. the forecast beyond that looking very, very dry. dry, i will say it again, dry in the long-range outlook. tomorrow, dry. partly to mostly sunny. concord, 62, your average is 58. fremont tomorrow, 63 degrees. hayward, 63. san mateo, 62. and extended forecast, cloudy, still dry for much of the day on tuesday. here is a wet day. only one. on wednesday. thursday, we clear out. friday, saturday, sunday is, setting up to be a beautiful holiday weekend a couple weeks before christmas. that is the forecast looking much, much drier, we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you d
. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> a hopeful sign for the economy, today is expected to be the biggest shipping day of the year for fedex. the world's second largest delivery company expected to handle a record 19 million packages today alone, about 200 packages every second. fedex hired 20,000 extra worker, too, for the busy holiday season. >> all hands on deck. we are all here until christmas we will have everywhere here. we go through a blackout period where all the employees are here at work and get it done. >> a rise in online sales may be behind the shipping frenzy. retailers reported a 17% jury in online order this is season over -- jump in online orders this season over last year. >>> this is whole new way of treating cancer. >> still ahead, an experimental new treatment is showing signs it may be able to cure cancer. how it works without chemo, raid congratulations united nations or surge -- radiation or surgery. we will tell you about that next. >>> and a woman commits suicide and now two ousted d.j.s are speaking out. >>> high pressure continuing to
outside, holding hands in circles. and in washington, d.c. today, hundreds of people packing the white house lawn, holding up candles in a candlelight vigil. >> today's tragedy has people wondering it is time for tougher gun control. 3/4 of adults say laws should be stricter and 77% a ban on rifles. but is public sentiment strong enough to change the law? cbs 5 reporter grace lee. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today. it was also a rare moment, a turning point for federal gun control. >> we are going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something has to be done. >> reporter: he believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment a call for gun control but he doesn't believe it will last long enough to change law. >> the only time when most citizens worry is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: when a mass shooting occurs gun control is called for but after it dies down the oppo
washington got to work today on the problem of gun violence in america. vice president biden held the first meeting of the tax-force charged with reviewing the countries gun laws, recommending changes. the president wants some concrete proposals in hand by the state of the union address next month. >> and the president, he is absolutely committed to keeping his promise and that we will act and we will act in a way that will be designed, even if they could only save one life. and we have to take action. >> the focus of the task force will be going beyond gun policy and the emergency procedures. even the readiness of the gun violence. >>> any time the push picks up steam, so do the gun sales. this time it is not an exception. as cbs 5 reporter shows us that the bay area gun dealers could barely keep them on the shelves. >> and that hand guard will be attached by them. >> reporter: here at the gun vault in mountainview, he said business has been brisk. one of the most popular sellers, the ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. >> well the government is wanting to ban certain types of rifles. they are very
of the most explosive issues. if people think that washington was not afraid of this issue, and the gun lobby, i invite them to join us in trying to get people to come on television to talk about it. we've never had such a time as we had sunday trying to find people to come on on "face the nation." i know our competitors had the same problems to get people who, you know had been pro-gun in the past to come on and tell us exactly what it is this issue is all about. >> bob -- >> it's a very difficult issue. >> let me turn to the fiscal cliff. do you think they're getting any closer? >> you know, i actually do. for all the doom and gloom talk i mean let's look at what happened here. i mean speaker boehner has now said he is willing to increase tax rates for the upper income people. he says people over $1 million. well i would remind you that that's chuck schumer's plan back there, democrat chuck schumer said that's the way to go on this. the president has also said he's willing to make deeper cuts but they just are not there yet, and you know the power of christmas is ve
approaching but the stalemate in washington continues. the white house is still demanding tax hikes on the top 2%. president obama did lower the amount from 1.6 to $1.4 trillion. republicans say that's not good enough. they are holding out for cuts to programs like social security. >> we'll stay here right through the new year and make sure we resolve this in an acceptable way for the american people. >> the fed chair ben bernanke says just the threat of a "fiscal cliff" is already creating uncertainty in the economy. and that is not good for the stock market. >>> "fiscal cliff" negotiations though are throwing a wrench into year end tax planning, as well. >> but there are plenty of actions to take starting with changes of tax laws that expire at the and of the year. jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now with information on tax laws that expire at the end of the year. >> good morning. >> first start with people trying to reduce their mortgage debt. >> reporter: this is really interesting because homeowners who have restructured their mortgage debt since the hou
at the national cathedral in washington. his body is lying about why a state capital. today president obama who is vacationing in hawaii will be the final service at the memorial cemetery. >> critics of the movie to zero dark 30. the film is about the capture of osama bin laden. he says the movie creates a false impression that harsh interrogations were the key to finding bin laden. he says not a few people but a 10-year effort by hundreds of officers is what led to the capture. >>> and east bay mother thought she was prepared for the worst. >> what she is doing. >> i know cpr. >> what she is doing now to make sure that even the youngest first responders are ready in a medical emergency. >> the children of sandy hook demanded the plan. >> celebrity sounding off on a school shooting. the gun control debate in newtown. plus, a bay area group working on getting those weapons off of the streets. >> and we have a lot of rain. we even have window visor is at a possible chance for thunderstorms later this morning and afternoon. a very busy high doppler. we will tell you all about it coming up. ,,,,,,,
if the nature of this crime and the age of the victims might create the debate in washington that could push legislation along. >> it's possible, but many people thought that would happen after the shootings in aurora, colorado, this summer, after congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot along with so many others. more than a year ago. but that didn't happen. in fact, congressional leaders today and the president were so reluctant to bring up this issue that their aides said today was not the day to discuss it. that infuriated gun control advocates, scott, who said if today isn't the day, what is? >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people in little ton, colorado.,,,,,,,, >> >> pelley: one of the parents of a sand ree hook, elementary student said today that he always thought newtown, connecticut, was the safest place in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports th
in washington? >> i don't see that our consumers are particularly concerned about "fiscal cliff." they are just ready to buy. >> reporter: that goes especially for higher end luxury cars or what they call exotic cars like this 2013 bentley continental. according to a recent survey by j.d. power, a leading auto industry forecaster, high-end cars will make up 16% of retail vehicles sold in december. that's up from 15.3% last month. a year ago, it was 14.8%. so this is a little over a 1% increase year-over-year. >> people are buying because we have lots of new models. and the banks are being very flexible. >> reporter: luxury car sales are traditionally up around the holidays because that's when bosses get their bonuses but dealers are also reporting even heavier increases in other types of cars. sales of so-called light vehicles light passenger cars and suvs are expected to improve by more than 13% year to year according to edmunds. the american car market is on the path towards finishing the year at its highest level since 2007 and is expected to grow more next year barring any detours caused by
decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving the average household with a nearly $3,500 hangover. treasury secretary timothy geithner was on capitol hill to present the plan to congress. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him, i says, you can't be serious. >> reporter: president obama wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes on the rich, $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, such as medicare, and $50 billion in stimulus spending. >> the president and the white house have had three weeks and this is the best we've got?! >> reporter: mitch mcconnell laughed at them last week. now geithner says if they don't like the president's plan, the republicans should present their own ideas. >> we can't try to figure out what works for them. they have to tell us. >> reporter: but secretary geithner made it clear, there will be no deal that does not include a tax hike on the wealth
warnings from the u.n. in washington says it successfully launched a loaning range rocket this morning. the north american aerospace defense command confirms an object was launched into argument claiming they sent a satellite into space for peaceful use. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another fell into the east china sea. and a thirst part fell into the pacific ocean -- a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> millionaire fugitive john mcafee is released from a detention center. he was taken into custody last week after sneaking into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with a murder. a guatemalan judge gave mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation order is out. >> hope he is writing a book while he is going through all this. >> so bizarre. >> i would read it. strange, strange. >>> how about some traffic now at 6:14? liz, it's all yours. >> thank you. let's go towards the bay bridge. we are just getting word of a new accident just past the pay gates. the metering lights are on. so you can see delays now as far b
to the latest poll out from abc news and the "washington post," not really. 49% of americans say they approve of how the president is handling the "fiscal cliff" crisis versus just 25% who approve of the republicans speaker of the house john boehner. >> thank you. >>> we have some breaking news now out of southern california. cal state fullerton is on lockdown. we have a live picture of the campus for you there. here's what's going on. police are searching for two armed men. now they believe it started when five suspects robbed a jewelry store in riverside county. after a chase that ended near the fullerton campus, apparently they have been able to arrest two of those suspects. police checking the campus for two others and we have some earlier video of the fifth suspect respect who police say carjacked this silver car and took off. the chase went on for miles. it finally anded in watts where police chased the suspect down and arrested him at that baseball diamond. >>> the white house has one word for korea's rocket launch. irresponsible. now the united nations security council is work on thei
but stalemate in washington continues, the white house demanding tax hikes on the top 2%. president obama lowered the amount from 1.6 to $1.4 trillion. that's not good enough for the republicans holding out for cuts to programs like social security. congressional leaders warn lawmakers not to make holiday travel plans. they will work to the last minute. >>> it's been a busy morning for all things business. >> certainly. he has plenty of new numbers from washington and some new maps from apple and this would be jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: and we have some decent news on the economy but that's largely being overshadowed by the "fiscal cliff" talks. a lot of worries on wall street if an agreement can't be reached by the end of the year. but as far as of the economy goes, decent news especially on the job market. the labor department reporting that first time unemployment claims fell by 29,000 to 343,000 the lowest level in two months and the second lowest level of the year. it suggests hiring is outpacing firing. the four-week ave
on public display at the national archives in washington, d.c. tomorrow. when it was exhibited in michigan last year people waited up to eight hours to get a glimpse. >>> final print edition of "newsweek" is now on newsstands, it is now online only. "newsweek" was first published back in 1933 and became the second largest weekly news magazine. a sign of the times. >>> you know those annoying words and phrases you keep hearing from friends and the media? >> yeah. the media. we are about to give you the worst of the worst from the 38th annual list put out by lake superior state university. here's some of the words and the phrase that is should be banned in 2013. "fiscal cliff." >> gone. >> we're tired of that. >> spoiler alert. trending. that's going to be around for a while. super food. and boneless wings. >> how did that sneak in? >> kim kardashian's next bill role mom. >> she is going to have a baby with her boyfriend kanye west. he announced it yesterday. they have been dating for 8 months. members of her family are tweeting the news. however, kardashian is still married to nba player kr
there are grounds for a defamation case. chip reed, washington. >>> all right, paula. we're going to yelp the weather this weekend. >> but it's gonna be nice, right? >> this one -- never use the word guarantee in weather. i've learned that. but you know what? this is pretty close. it's going to be a nice weekend coming up. i know it's only thursday. we like to call it friday eve. we will be dry right on through the weekend. hi-def doppler showing no rain. that's a change, because 12 of the past 20 days it has rained, but tonight it did not. a beautiful night for christmas in the park in san jose. we will take you there. believe it or not, it started way back in the 1950's with one single nativity scene. a beautiful night with mainly clear skies in the south bay. san jose, you'll drop down to 45 tonight. fremont, 45. concord, 45. it's december. it gets chilly. and santa rosa, you'll be down to 41. san rafael, 45. but it's not just the chilly air. it's also going to be foggy. there's plenty of fog in the central valley. every once in a while that fog gets moved from the central valley into
, stocks closed lower after more signs of tension emerge from "fiscal cliff" talks in washington. the dow fell nearly 75, nasdaq down 22, s&p down 9. >>> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> hundreds lined up for an 85- dollar six-pack of beer. the reason this rare monk-made beer has final made its way to the just and they are easy to give but not necessarily easy to receive. the gift card glitch at one major retailer that has some complaining they can't cash in. >> mother nature is going to cash in with some rainfall coming up over the next couple of days but that's not the only change. did you think it was chilly outside this morning? wait until you see the lows coming up tonight. we have some frost advisories to talk about. but clear skies right now. we'll have live look at your forecast in five minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,, well, now some macy's gift d recipients are getting a surprise when they try to rm their >>> this is the time of year we buy and give gift cards. some macy card recipients are getting a surprise when they
nation's capital building in washington, d.c. the flag is at half-staff for the people killed in connecticut today all those children especially. we are about to hand it over to scott pelley for a special hour long edition of "cbs evening news." we're back at 6:30. more on today's tragedy in connecticut. the question people across the nation are asking tonight, as you watch television, you read the news, how do you begin to comprehend the unthinkable? thanks for watching us this half hour. a special hour-long "cbs evening news" is next. we'll leave you with images from a vigil held in the nation's capital. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> i don't understand how somebody could hurt innocent children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? that's the hard part. >> there was 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragic scene. >> pelley: it is a tragedy for the nation. a gunman opened fire in a connecticut kindergarten. >> beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years
and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmakers on new restrictions. one father whose son survived the sandy hook shooting says it's time for action. >> we need to make this society safer if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers bu
at a washington refinery earlier this year after a corrosion weakened 9 chrome lines after that sprang a leak. >>> live in san jose, people are lining up for a big toy and book giveaway. sacred heart community services will hand out gifts to more than 5,000 children starting at 10 a.m. sacred heart has checked over 17,000 toys and -- collected over 17,000 toys and books through donations. >>> 4:40. an emergency panic button. >> how a new watch could save your child's life for they're in trouble. plus... >> i love you. >> shot by his best friend, why the victim says he forgives him. >> and a travel nightmare. the blinding white-out conditions stranding holiday flyers worldwide. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. has issued a blizzard warni for much of the midwest. in colorado, interstate 70 was closed for 156- miles due to high winds and reduced >>> the national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for m
of weapons. >>> washington also got to work today on gun control. vice president joe biden convened the task force that will review the nation's gun laws and recommend changes. the president wants concrete proposals in hand by next month. the team will also look at mental health issues, school readiness, even violent video games. sharon chin shows us one bay area group is already hard at work on that front. >> nice gun right there. >> reporter: this customer, who declined to give his name, bought himself a shoot 'em up video game. >> i've played these games, you know, and i don't go up and shoot up schools. >> reporter: they're violent video games that the district attorney urges people to turn in, as part of a weapons buyback program. >> they get into these violent scenarios where people are just killing people and and a young person becomes desensitized totally about what it means to take a life. >> reporter: if you turn in a violent video game, you may get back money. >> i think parents need to be more aware of what their kids are playing. >> reporter: but some people agree with the video
at the national archives in washington, d.c. tomorrow. when it was exited in michigan last year, people waited up to 8 hours to see it. it's part of history so people want to see it. >>> 4:57. the "fiscal cliff" deadline just hours away. talks are stalled. can lawmakers get a deal done in time? >> we'll see. plus, a driver crashes into a concord funeral home during services. what police say was happening that could result in charges. >> a house fire in san francisco's excelsior district has firefighters raising eyebrows. we'll tell you why something illegal might be behind the cause. lawmakers have just hours to prevent tax hikes and spendg cuts.. r a deal? >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> peering over the "fiscal cliff," lawmakers have just hours to prevent tax hikes and spending cuts. is there any hope for a deal? >> reporter: firefighters are calling a house fire in san francisco's excelsior district suspicious. we'll tell you why in just a few moments. >> it's a frosty start to this last day of 2012. what about rain? could we see that on new year's eve? weta
, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> in washington, arizona senator john mccain said the u.s. should consider all options to prevent chemical attacks in syria, including military intervention. >> as for the crisis in cairo president obama has made a phone call to mohammed morsi. the white house says he expressed concern about the deaths and injuries of protesters there. r morsi's supporters have been clashing with his opponents. they're upset that morsi gave himself sweeping powers that place him above judicial oversight. >>> john mcafees deportation back to police is being delayed after being hospitalized for chest pains. he's back in a guatemalan jail cell. authorities in belize want to question mac afee about his neighbor's murder. >>> and san francisco health officials are pointing out an increase in meningitis cases among gay men in new york city. over the past year there have been 12 documented cases of the disease among gay men in new york including three new cases in the past six weeks that recently prompted health officials in new york to expand thei
means snow for washington and northwestern oregon but not for us. the storm track stays away. we will have chilly mornings with clear skies. highs well into the 60s all the way until tuesday of next week. that's how long we will be sunny as well. so, you will have morning fog away from the bit. next week we will see a pattern change but not until next wednesday. it will get a little cloudier, a little bit wetter, but much colder. enjoy the warm while you have it. average high, oakland, you normally hit 58 this time of year. instead, 63. concord, you're normally 53. tomorrow 61. san jose 63. redwood city, low 60s. the trivalley in the low 60s. pittsburgh antioch, low 60s. berkeley 62 for you tomorrow. coupledegrees milder on sunday with mainly sunny skies. we will stay mild monday and tuesday. there is your pattern change. chance of a couple showers. nothing too big there, but it will be much cooler with highs to mid to upper 50s. great news to report with our ski report. in heavenly, no new snow. a 50-inch lift there. kirkwood, with a 38 to 48-inch space. 60inches of show. a lot
coming from washington but there are efforts coming from sacramento and all of it coming together is enough to motivate many people to come to local gun stores hearing if they wait too long, it may be too late. >> this hand guard is attached by a delta ring. >> reporter: here at the bay area gun vault in mountain view the owner says business has been brisk. >> this is a one in seven barrel twist. >> reporter: one of the most popular sellers the ar-15 semi- automatic rifle. >> well, this the government is wanting to -- the government is wanting to ban certain types of rifles and they're very popular. and people that have been caught on the fence are buying them are pushed over to the edge where if i can't get them here quick i'm going to get them now. >> reporter: with fears of changes in federal gun laws and possible reinstatement of a federal assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 gun owners and enthusiasts are not taking any chances. >> so we have had a ton of new buyers, people that have never bought them before coming in to get them maybe the last chance to get them. >> rep
in washington the fiscal cliff stalemate remains. >>> a
, lawrence. thank you. >>> despite warnings from the u.n. and washington, north korea says it successfully launched a long-range rocket this morning. the north american aerospace defense command has confirmed an object was launched into orbit. they say they sent a rocket into space for peaceful use but the united states says it's a cover for ballistic missiles. one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea, another fell into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> a big victory for millionaire fugitive john mcafee. he was released from guatemalan custody. he snuck into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his neighbor. a guatemalan judge has given mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation sorted out. >>> mexican transportation officials say the plane carrying singing sensation jenni rivera plunged almost vertically from 28,000 feet. the plane did a nosedive into the ground at 600 miles an hour. investigators are piecing together the wreckage to find the exact cause of th
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